Help restore koala habitat

Donate to plant trees for koala habitat conservation

Greenfleet's native revegetation work
Plant 5 native trees to provide food sources for koalas
Noosa $100
Plant 10 legally protected trees for koalas to live in
Greenfleet native reforestation work
Restore critical habitat for our koalas and other wildlife
Koala image by Ruth Huckstepp
Other (enter own amount)

 

Help save koalas

Australia's koalas are endangered due to climate change impacts and habitat loss.  It is critical that we act now to restore their habitat to ensure their long term survival.

Greenfleet has been planting trees to create sustainable, protected habitat for koalas and other threatened wildlife for 25 years. In 2021 we planted 120 hectares of koala habitat. With your help we will continue to restore even more this year and beyond.

Please donate to help save our precious wildlife.  Greenfleet offsets and donations of $2 or more are tax deductible, as Greenfleet is a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) organisation within Australia. 

Make a lasting impact on koala populations

Our native ecosystem restoration is unique and important because our forests are legally protected for up to 100 years. This ensures koala populations can re-establish and endure for generations to come.

Our forest at Wurneet Laang Laang in Victoria saw Strzelecki Koalas return within 3 years.  At Koala Crossing we planted nearly 100,000 trees on the largest remaining continuous stretch of open eucalypt forest in South East Queensland. Koala populations are now increasing in abundance and density there.

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Image: Ruth Huckstepp

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Greenfleet's work to protect koalas

One of the key issues impacting koalas in Australia is habitat loss. Through Greenfleet’s reforestation projects, we are planting legally protected native forests that will grow to provide habitat and food sources for these animals. 

Our Revegetation Team ensures that koala food and habitat tree species such as Strzelecki Gum (Eucalyptus strzelecki) and Blue Gum (Eucalyptus terticornis) are included in our reforestation projects. Blue Gum, for example, is a preferred food source for koalas, insects and birds.

Over their lifetime, these trees can grow up to 50 metres tall with a trunk diameter of up to 2 metres making them an important addition to projects growing koala habitat.


 

Our current koala habitat restoration projects include:

  • Creating koala habitat in the Byron Hinterland in NSW at Anam Talamh
  • Our project at Hiddenvale in QLD, adjacent to known populations of koalas integrates road safety with revegetation design to direct koalas to cross under the road safely.
  • Improving connectivity between existing koala populations on the floodplain of the Wilson River at Greentrees in Northern NSW.
  • Increasing biodiversity and koala habitat in partnership with Queensland Trust for Nature at Aroona in QLD.
  • Restoring forest cleared a century ago at Ness Creek in Gippsland, VIC.
  • Planting native species that will provide prime koala food and tree diversity at Dangerbridge in QLD.
  • At Spurfield Rd In the Northern Rivers region of NSW, Greenfleet’s revegetation supports koala populations.

Read more about some of our projects directly benefiting populations of koalas below.


Wurneet Laang Laang, VIC

Located in South Gippsland, on land traditionally owned by the Boon Wurrung people, Greenfleet has been revegetating Wurneet Laang Laang since 2016.

More than 60,000 native trees have been planted and some of the species chosen include Swamp Paperbark (Melaleuca ericafolia), Wooly Tea-Tree (Leptospermum lanigerium) and Mountain Grey Gum (Eucalyptus cypellocarpa).

While the classification for koalas has not changed under the EPBC Act, the state’s South Gippsland region is home to some of the strongest koala populations in Australia. Within only 5 years some of the trees at Wurneet Laang Laang have grown over 12 metres tall and the area’s Strzelecki Koalas have started calling the Greenfleet trees home. 

You can read more about Wurneet Laang Laang here.

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Koala Crossing, QLD

In South-East Queensland on land traditionally owned by the Yuggera people, Koala Crossing is helping reconnect habitat corridors for koalas and other wildlife. It is made up of a number of adjoining properties that total 652 hectares of open eucalypt woodland and rocky escarpments, which are prime koala habitat.

These properties form part of the Flinders Karawatha Corridor, which is the largest remaining continuous stretch of open eucalypt forest in South-East Queensland. After years of land clearing in this part of the state, the project at Koala Crossing is restoring and protecting an extensive area of woodland and forest ecosystem that were once dominant in the region. 

Since 2019, Greenfleet has revegetated more than 90,000 native trees on this property, including more than thirty different species including the Queensland Blue Gum. Since the project began, koala populations have increased across the property and as the trees planted by Greenfleet become more established, they will continue to extend this important habitat.

Read more about Koala Crossing here

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Anam Talamh, NSW

Located in the Byron Bay Hinterland on Bundjalung Country in Northern New South Wales, Anam Talamh is being restored with endangered rainforest plant species to build habitat and take critical climate action.

As well as restoring Big Scrub Subtropical Rainforest, this project will extend vital habitat for koalas in the region. So far, nearly 50 hectares have been revegetated with over 70,000 native trees that will be protected beyond this century.

The revegetation work at Anam Talamh will also provide habitat to species such as the Wompoo Fruit Dove, help restore the Skinners Creek habitat corridor and improve the less productive areas of the property.

Read more about Anam Talamh here.

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Please donate to support this important koala habitat conservation work

Greenfleet's native revegetation work
Plant 5 native trees to provide food sources for koalas
Noosa $100
Plant 10 legally protected trees for koalas to live in
Greenfleet native reforestation work
Restore critical habitat for our koalas and other wildlife
Koala image by Ruth Huckstepp
Other (enter own amount)